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    Who Gets Hurt With Russia’s Falling Ruble?
    Dec23

    Who Gets Hurt With Russia’s Falling Ruble?

    When an economic crisis looms, Russians go shopping. As the ruble crashed through new lows last month, tills buzzed late into the night in the mega-malls that surround Moscow’s ring road as Muscovites rushed to buy Ikea sofas, new cars and washing machines. Russian state television, attempting to put a cheerful spin on the ruble’s...

    Report: 60 Journalists Killed in 2014, Syria Deadliest Country
    Dec23

    Report: 60 Journalists Killed in 2014, Syria Deadliest Country

    On August 19 this year, a video that purported to show the beheading of freelance journalist James Foley horrified the world. Images of Foley dressed in orange kneeling next to a black-clad person claiming to be a member of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, flooded television news and social media and the footage was confirmed as authentic...

    Ukrainian lawmakers vote to end nation’s nonaligned status
    Dec23

    Ukrainian lawmakers vote to end nation’s nonaligned status

    The Ukrainian parliament voted Tuesday to end the nation’s nonaligned status in the face of Russian aggression, angering Moscow and potentially opening the way to NATO membership in years to come. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step towards NATO membership, Russia not happy
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step towards NATO membership, Russia not happy

    The vote by Ukraine’s parliament to drop its nonaligned status, which could pave the way for a bid to join NATO, challenges the Kremlin’s ardent desire to keep NATO from taking a giant step toward the Russian heartland. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Russia’s Prime Minister Warns of ‘Deep Recession’
    Dec23

    Russia’s Prime Minister Warns of ‘Deep Recession’

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the country would plunge into a “deep recession” if the government abandoned its spending plans. Speaking Tuesday in Moscow before leading officials of the ruling United Russia party, Dmitry Medvedev said the government will stay focused on its strategic aims and social spending to avoid the...

    Putin touts new alliance with 4 ex-Soviet nations
    Dec23

    Putin touts new alliance with 4 ex-Soviet nations

    Eurasian Economic Union celebrated as Russian ruble collapses and Ukraine takes possible step towards joining NATO …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Inches Toward NATO, But Membership Not Likely Anytime Soon, Analysts Say
    Dec23

    Ukraine Inches Toward NATO, But Membership Not Likely Anytime Soon, Analysts Say

    Ukraine’s Tuesday vote to drop its “nonaligned” status — a prerequisite for joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization — is threatening to further aggravate tensions with Russia. But it’s not likely we’ll see Ukraine join NATO anytime soon, analysts say. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine Takes Step Toward Joining NATO
    Dec23

    Ukraine Takes Step Toward Joining NATO

    A parliamentary vote to pursue closer ties to the West drew a sharp rebuke from Russia, which called the step counterproductive. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukrainian parliament has renounced the country’s “non-aligned” status with the aim of eventually joining NATO
    Dec23

    Ukrainian parliament has renounced the country’s “non-aligned” status with the aim of eventually joining NATO

    Kiev first announced its intention of seeking the protection of NATO membership in August, following what it deemed the open participation of Russia’s military in a separatist war in Ukraine’s eastern provinces. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Drama in the skies in 2014
    Dec23

    Drama in the skies in 2014

    Lucy Nicholson/Reuters MALAYSIA AIRLINES MH17 On July 17, pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine allegedly shot down a commercial jet travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew. Questions swirled about how a ragtag group of separatists who apparently couldn’t tell military jets from passenger planes...